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  • [Flashback] What Was In Documents Sandy Burglar

    06/04/2016 8:42:42 AM PDT · by Son House · 7 replies
    rushlimbaugh.com ^ | December 21, 2006 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: All right, here's the Sandy Burglar stuff. By the way, this news coming out yesterday and today is a typical dump going into a slow news time. "Former national security advisor Sandy Berger removed classified documents from National Archives in 2003 and hid them under a construction trailer, the Archives inspector general reported yesterday." Now, this has been chalked up here to, "Sandy wasn't thinking," or "Sandy is sloppy," or "Sandy is such a hard worker," or Sandy this or Sandy that. He put it in his socks. He put the papers down his pants or whatever. Now we...
  • Obama Praises Iranian Dictator in Nowruz Address, Throws US Allies Under Bus

    03/21/2015 5:17:30 AM PDT · by Son House · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Mar 2015 | Jordan Schachte
    President Obama adds: In this sense, Iran’s leaders have a choice between two paths. If they cannot agree to a reasonable deal, they will keep Iran on the path it’s on today—a path that has isolated Iran, and the Iranian people, from so much of the world, caused so much hardship for Iranian families, and deprived so many young Iranians of the jobs and opportunities they deserve. President Obama continues to speak of Iran’s “leaders” as if anyone other than the Ayatollah would have a final say on the nuclear deal. His White House has frequently decried congressional efforts to...
  • Yellen: Unemployment Rate 'Less Rosy' When You Count Part-Time, Discouraged Workers

    02/24/2015 5:36:17 PM PST · by Son House · 21 replies
    CNS News ^ | February 24, 2015 | Ali Meyer
    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday at a Senate Banking Committee hearing that the U-6 unemployment rate--which includes people who are working part-time for economic reasons and those who are marginally attached to the labor force--“definitely shows a less rosy picture” of employment in the country. People "marginally attached" to the labor force "are those who currently are neither working nor looking for work but indicate that they want and are available for a job and have looked for one work sometime in the past 12 months." In January, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the "U-3" unemployment...
  • High GDP Numbers for Q3? We Can Thank Obamacare and Forced Consumer Spending

    12/25/2014 7:39:51 AM PST · by Son House · 25 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | December 23, 2014 | Kenneth Schortgen Jr
    The revision which helped create last quarters incredible growth was the forced mandatory costs incurred by the American people from the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), which accounted for two-thirds of the entire boost in consumer spending. Consumer spending, as opposed to the recording of revenues from actual production and industry which used to be the primary components of economic growth in America, on average accounts for more than 70% of the entire Gross Domestic Product. And if you took out payments made by the American people towards mandatory government healthcare, GDP may have been in negative growth for last quarter,...
  • Hillary: "Don't Let Anybody Tell You That It's Corporations and Businesses That Create Jobs!"

    11/01/2014 7:53:33 AM PDT · by Son House · 34 replies
    Rushlimbaugh.com ^ | October 27, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    This is how deranged and filled with lunatics the Democrat Party base is. She's saying that, and the fact that she said that tells me how afraid of Elizabeth Warren she is. Elizabeth Warren's been running around. You know her pet phrase (imitating Warren), "You didn't build that, Mr. Factory Owner. You didn't build that, Mr. Business Owner. You didn't do that. You couldn't have done that without all of us. We paid the taxes to build the roads. We paid the taxes to build the bridges. We made your business possible. You didn't build that." And Obama echoed it....
  • (Flashback)Unemployment Rate Falls For All The Wrong Reasons

    10/25/2014 7:20:49 AM PDT · by Son House · 2 replies
    CNN Money ^ | April 5, 2013 | Chris Isidore
    The difficulty for younger workers finding jobs is also a factor...The participation rate for those age 16 to 24 was near a 50-year low. Heidi Shierholz, a labor economist with the Economic Policy Institute...She points out that the participation rate of "prime-age" workers, age 25 to 54, also fell to match the lowest reading since 1984. "It's the lack of job opportunities -- the lack of demand for workers -- that is keeping these workers from working or seeking work, not other factors," she said. Shierholz said estimates from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office show there are 3.9 million workers...
  • Jim Hagedorn says Rep. Tim Walz(D-Mn) wants to move Al Qaeda prisoners to Rochester(Mn)

    10/24/2014 9:47:20 AM PDT · by Son House · 5 replies
    KTTC.com ^ | Oct 23, 2014 | Stephen Rydberg
    Representative Tim Walz's republican challenger, Jim Hagedorn, is accusing Walz of wanting to move Al Qaeda prisoners to Rochester. Hagedorn talked to the media outside Federal Medical Center in Rochester on Thursday. He said Representative Walz voted to close the Guantanamo Bay Prison and supports transferring what Hagedorn calls the worst Islamic terrorists on the planet into the US. Hagedorn goes on to say that Walz is open to bringing some of those prisoners to FMC in Rochester. "The people of Southeast Minnesota, the people of Rochester, are protected by the Islamic terrorists in Guantanamo bay by 1,875 miles, an...
  • Rochester(Mn) Police Arrest Holiday Robbery Suspect at Makeshift Homeless Camp

    10/04/2014 7:57:36 AM PDT · by Son House · 5 replies
    KTTC.com ^ | KTTC TV
    Police have arrested a man they believe robbed a Holiday convenience store on Wednesday. Police said Todd Mielke, 40, was arrested Thursday around 3 p.m. at a makeshift homeless camp near the HyVee South supermarket. Capt. John Sherwin said it all started when a man walked into the Holiday convenience store at 1520 2nd St. SW just before 1:15 a.m. and implied that he had a weapon. Sherwin said the man was wearing a camouflage mask and demanded money from a 20-year-old clerk. The masked man fled the Holiday southbound on 14th Avenue Southwest. The vehicle he was driving was...
  • Man Assaulted and Robbed in Northeast Rochester (Mn) (When Several Cars Pulled Up)

    10/01/2014 3:09:47 PM PDT · by Son House · 19 replies
    KTTC.com ^ | Sep 30, 2014 | KTTC TV
    Rochester police Capt. John Sherwin said a man was walking on the 600 block of Silver Lake Drive Northeast about 4 a.m. Sunday when several cars pulled up and a group of men jumped out. The man told police the men kicked, punched and scratched him, eventually taking car keys, a cell phone and some cash. Sherwin said the man's earrings were also ripped out before the group drove off. The man wasn't seriously hurt. He wasn't able to offer a description of the cars involved.
  • Police: 2 Arrested in Street Riot in Downtown Rochester (MN) (40-60 People Fighting)

    09/29/2014 3:53:52 PM PDT · by Son House · 45 replies
    KTTC.com ^ | Sep 29, 2014 | KTTC TV
    Rochester police Capt. John Sherwin described the scene officers were called to about 1:40 a.m. Sunday as a "riot." Officers found 40-60 people fighting in the area of Third Street and First Avenue. When one officer tried making an arrest, his glasses were knocked off and stepped on. When another officer tried making an arrest, four to five people tried grabbing an officer and pulling away. "The officers do what they have to do, and their safety dictated that they responded in a way where at least a few people had to get away. Just because they got away Sunday...
  • Homeland Secretary Shows Little Concern Over Open Border Terror Threat

    09/21/2014 12:00:33 PM PDT · by Son House · 31 replies
    Townhall ^ | Sep 18, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    During an answer to another lawmaker about how to prevent terrorists from going undetected inside the United States, Johnson made the absurd argument that a "legal process" for citizenship would prevent terror infiltration and encourage terrorists to come forward and turn themselves in. That suggestion is not only unhelpful but politically motivated garbage. Second, if Johnson got out of his cushy D.C. office once in awhile to actually talk to Border Patrol agents on the ground, he would know that radical Islamists crossing the southern border into the United States from Mexico is nothing new. Unfortunately, a lack of enforcement...
  • Rochester(Mn) Police Investigating 2 Armed Robberies Behind Mayo Civic Center(tackled by up to six)

    08/27/2014 12:13:45 PM PDT · by Son House · 7 replies
    KTTC.com ^ | Aug 27, 2014 | KTTC TV
    Lt. Mike Sadauskis said officers were called to the pavilion area of Mayo Park about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday after a 28-year-old Rochester man had been tackled by up to six other men. The man told police one of the men had a gun and held it to his head. Sadauskis said the men assaulted the man and he gave up his backpack and personal items. The man didn't require treatment. On Monday night, Sadauskis said a 16-year-old boy was attacked in the same area while on his skateboard. Both victims gave a similar description of the gunman. Sadauskis said the...
  • Yellen US Jobs Market 'Yet to Fully Recover'

    08/23/2014 4:05:28 AM PDT · by Son House · 16 replies
    MENAFN News ^ | 22/08/2014 | MENAFN News
    Yellen picked through the various arguments over what the seemingly contradictory data says: the faster-than-expected fall in the jobless rate to 6.2 percent from 7.3 percent a year ago, against the persistently extremely low labor force participation rate since the Great Recession, just 62.9 percent. Yellen agreed that there have been some structural changes that have affected the way the labor market signals tightening through indicators such as part-time work, the number of people leaving jobs, and wage gains - which have been virtually insignificant since the recession ended in 2009. But she insisted that the combined data that the...
  • 2011 Flashback - Community Reinvestment Act: Separating Fact From Fiction

    02/23/2014 4:39:41 PM PST · by Son House · 13 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | 03/29/2011 | Staff
    FACT: The toothless 1977 regulations fully expired in July 1997, when President Clinton rewrote them to toughen CRA enforcement as part of a crusade to close the "mortgage gap" between blacks and whites. For the first time, banks were required to show results. One of the five performance criteria in the "lending test" — the most heavily weighted component of the CRA exam — was adopting "flexible lending practices" to address the credit needs of poor borrowers in "predominantly minority neighborhoods." Banks that didn't bend their underwriting rules risked flunking the exam. Ex-Federal Reserve Board Gov. Lawrence Lindsey, a staunch...
  • Demand For High-Interest Payday Loans Soars In Minnesota

    02/23/2014 8:22:16 AM PST · by Son House · 24 replies
    MinnPost ^ | 01/28/13 | Jeff Hargarten, Kevin Burbach, Calvin Swanson, Cali Owings and Shayna Chapel
    Call it predatory lending. Or call it financial service for the neediest. Either way, more Minnesotans are turning to high-interest payday loans and other services outside the mainstream banking system, controversial enterprises that operate through a loophole to dodge state restrictions. On a typical morning throughout Minnesota, customers stream into any one of some 100 storefronts where they can borrow hundreds of dollars in minutes with no credit check – at Super Cash on the north side of Bloomington, for example, at Ace Minnesota Corp. on Nicollet Avenue in Richfield and across the metro on Roseville’s Rice Street at PayDay...
  • Allen West on Gov't Waste and Tea Party Disrespect (TEA Party Intelligence study)

    12/17/2013 5:07:08 PM PST · by Son House · 13 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | Dec 17, 2013 | Greta Van Susteren
    Former congressman on the annual 'Wastebook' and the government study devoted to studying the cognitive skills of Tea Party members
  • Fed's Fisher wants December taper, clear path to end of QE3

    12/12/2013 4:39:11 PM PST · by Son House · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | Dec 9, 2013 | Tom Polansek
    Saying that the cost of the Fed's $85-billion-a-month asset-purchase program "far exceeds" its benefits, Fisher urged reducing it "at the earliest opportunity," and to articulate a clear, well-defined path for ending it by a certain date. Doing so, he said, could make the Fed's change of policy course easier for markets to digest. When the Fed last signaled it was gearing up to end its bond-buying program, in May and June, investors pushed up market rates faster and farther than the Fed had expected. The rise in rates threatened to slow an already fragile recovery, and was one factor in...
  • US Unemployment Aid Applications Surge to 368,000

    12/12/2013 3:59:13 PM PST · by Son House · 5 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 12, 2013 | JOSH BOAK
    The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits rose 68,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 368,000, the largest increase in more than a year. The surge in first-time applications could be a troubling sign if it lasts. But it likely reflects the difficulty adjusting for delays after the Thanksgiving holiday. Economists will track the next few weeks closely to see if that trend is reversing, or if the surge is a temporary blip caused by seasonal adjustments. The recent drop in layoffs has coincided with a pickup in hiring. The economy has added an average of 204,000 jobs a...
  • Fmr. RNC Economist: Economy Isn't Good - CNN Crossfire Video

    12/07/2013 7:05:45 AM PST · by Son House · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | December 6, 2013 | CNN Crossfire
    Nancy Pfotenhauser, David Madland, S.E. Cupp & Jennifer Granholm debate the latest job numbers.
  • Senate Panel Green Lights Janet Yellen for Fed Chief

    11/24/2013 8:32:28 AM PST · by Son House · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | Nov 21, 2013 | Matt Egan
    Yellen currently serves as vice chairman of the Fed and as a reliable dove would represent continuity with Bernanke. She has consistently supported Bernanke’s easy-money policies and even seems open to more aggressive moves to fight stubbornly-high unemployment. "I consider it imperative that we do what we can to promote a very strong recovery," Yellen said during her confirmation hearing. Yet Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced plans on Thursday to enact the so-called "nuclear option," which would change Senate rules to allow him to approve certain motions with a simple majority rather than 60 votes. Yellen, who was among...
  • Greetings From Poyais, 19th Century Con Man Bilks Investors In Made-up Central American Paradise

    11/03/2013 5:55:58 PM PST · by Son House · 7 replies
    SFGate ^ | Published 4:00 am, Sunday, January 18, 2004 | Reviewed by Peter Lewis
    Never heard of Poyais? That's because you weren't living in Great Britain in the early 1820s, when newspaper advertisements, promotional brochures and the ubiquitous street singers broadcast the country's limitless opportunities to potential investors. There was a snake in the garden, though, writes David Sinclair in "The Land That Never Was," a striking and colorful history of Poyais. The glitch: Poyais was a fiction, the brainchild-turned-hell-spawn of Gregor MacGregor -- fantasist, confidence trickster, dandy and bon vivant with a taste for titles and palms itching for lucre. Mostly, MacGregor sat on his hands. When roused, he made tactical and logistical...
  • Insight: Yellen Feared Housing Bust But Did Not Raise Public Alarm

    11/02/2013 8:20:16 AM PDT · by Son House · 4 replies
    Reyters ^ | Oct 30, 2013 | Marilyn W. Thompson, Ann Saphir and Alister Bull
    In 2004, the new president told risk managers in San Francisco that closer supervision had "made our financial system far more resilient to shocks." In Phoenix that year, she reported "more positive signs in the economy." She flagged real estate as a concern in March 2005, telling a banking group in Hawaii that her staff was examining commercial lending and was concerned about the "easing of credit standards and terms on loans" for home mortgages. But Yellen ended optimistically, concluding that "we don't think widespread problems are likely" and that "industry conditions in many respects are stronger now than they've...
  • Fed Unanimously Adopts Bank Liquidity Proposal

    10/29/2013 5:21:13 PM PDT · by Son House · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 24, 2013 | Reuters
    The banks would hold a buffer of liquid assets - such as government bonds - to draw on to ensure they can meet withdrawals by depositors, to post collateral due to credit rating downgrades and to meet other needs. U.S. government debt and excess reserves held at the Fed are deemed the most liquid under the Fed's proposal, while claims on government-sponsored enterprises, such as mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, are less liquid and may make up only 40 percent of the buffer.
  • [Flashback]The 47% Speaks: She's Voting for Obama Because He Gave Her a Free Phone

    05/18/2013 5:24:56 AM PDT · by Son House · 8 replies
    Rush Limbaugh News ^ | September 27, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Let's go back to the Grooveyard of Forgotten Favorites, the archives. Here's Ken Rogulski, our man in Detroit at WJR, our blowtorch affiliate there. In October 2009, people were in line for money from Obama's stimulus, and Ken Rogulski went out and talked to 'em. ROGULSKI: Why are you here? WOMAN #1: To get some money. ROGULSKI: What kind of money? WOMAN #1: Obama money. ROGULSKI: Where's it coming from? WOMAN #1: Obama. ROGULSKI: And where did Obama get it? WOMAN #1: I don't know, his stash. I don't know. (laughter) I don't know where he got it from,...
  • Census Shows Record 1 In 3 US Counties Are Dying Off

    03/14/2013 6:42:25 AM PDT · by Son House · 23 replies
    FoxNews ^ | March 14, 2013 | Associated Press
    A record number of U.S. counties -- more than 1 in 3 -- are now dying off, hit by an aging population and weakened local economies that are spurring young adults to seek jobs and build families elsewhere. New 2012 census estimates released Thursday highlight the population shifts as the U.S. encounters its most sluggish growth levels since the Great Depression. The areas of natural decrease stretch from industrial areas near Pittsburgh and Cleveland to the vineyards outside San Francisco to the rural areas of east Texas and the Great Plains. A common theme is a waning local economy, such...
  • Dayton: Tax Cuts Caused Minn. Economic Problems

    02/07/2013 11:44:00 AM PST · by Son House · 31 replies
    Kttc.com ^ | Feb 06, 2013 | Patrick Condon
    Gov. Mark Dayton says in his State of the State speech that past state income tax cuts are partly to blame for chronic budget problems in Minnesota and that political leaders cannot afford to keep delaying difficult tax and spending decisions. Dayton is delivering the annual speech Wednesday night in the state House chamber. He says in advance excerpts provided by his office that income tax cuts in the late '90s were followed by a decade where Minnesota's economy fared worse than the nation as a whole and most other states. The speech is largely a pitch for Dayton's proposal...
  • Unemployment Rate Drop Due to Workers Leaving Labor Force(350,000)

    12/08/2012 10:32:15 AM PST · by Son House · 9 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | December 7, 2012 | Rea Hederman and James Sherk
    The November employment report appeared to be good news. The unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent, the lowest level since 2009, and the economy created 146,000 jobs. However, a closer reading of the details shows that the labor market is not recovering any faster but instead continuing its long, painful march to full recovery. The only reason that the unemployment rate fell was because more people dropped out of the labor market than actually found jobs. The labor force declined by 350,000 and the labor force participation rate, a measure of potential workers, declined to 63.6, the same level as...
  • Fiscal Cliff: What Isn't Said Tells More Than Actual Words

    12/08/2012 9:56:14 AM PST · by Son House · 5 replies
    CNN ^ | December 7, 2012 | Tom Cohen
    In an interview with Bloomberg TV this week, Obama also hinted at a possible long-range solution, saying lower tax rates for the wealthy could be negotiated as part of broader tax reform in 2013, but only after those rates increase now.
  • What President Obama Really Said In That '60 Minutes' Interview About Benghazi

    11/05/2012 7:52:23 AM PST · by Son House · 18 replies
    FoxNews ^ | November 05, 2012 | Bret Baier
    Two days before the election, CBS posted additional portions of a Sept. 12 "60 Minutes" interview where President Obama seems to contradict himself on the Benghazi attack. As the Benghazi investigation gets more attention and focus, CBS is once again adding to the Benghazi timeline. ..These are two crucial answers in the big picture. Right after getting out of the Rose Garden, where, according to the second debate and other accounts he definitively called the attack terrorism, Obama is asked point blank about not calling it terrorism. He blinks and does not push back. Understand that this interview is just...
  • Flashback: Flag Recovered From Challenger Wreckage Still Flying(Romney in Colorado!)

    11/03/2012 6:18:43 PM PDT · by Son House · 5 replies
    Gazette ^ | January 25, 2011 | KRISTINA IODICE
    A flag that was aboard the space shuttle Challenger when it exploded 25 years ago still flies in the Pikes Peak region, most recently Tuesday night at an Eagle Scout Courts of Honor.The flag belongs to Boy Scout Troop 514 of Monument, which loans it to troops and organizations for special events. The troop has also carried it in parades. Zach Anderson’s Eagle Scout ceremony Tuesday featured the flag, and he said he considered it another honor. The 17-year-old earned 43 merit badges in scouting — the highest number in Troop 777. His scouting career has brought him full circle,...
  • Romney Blasts Obama's 'Secretary of Business' Plan as Just Another Layer of Government

    11/02/2012 3:37:00 AM PDT · by Son House · 11 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | November 01, 2012 | FoxNews
    "I know the president is trying to figure out some way to suggest he has new ideas," said Romney, repeating as he often has on the trail that roughly 23 million Americans are out of work or underemployed. "He came up with the idea of creating a Department of Business. I don't think adding a new chair in his cabinet will add more jobs on Main Street." The latest TV ad includes a similar message, asking "Why not have a president who actually understands business?"
  • Will Benghazi Impact the Presidential Election? Video(Greta-The Directive Explained)

    10/31/2012 3:21:27 AM PDT · by Son House · 40 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Oct 30, 2012 | Greta Van Susteren, Bing West
    With a week left in the White House race, more questions linger in terror attacks on US consulate in Libya
  • Benghazi: Obama Emerges from the Fog of War

    10/31/2012 12:30:10 AM PDT · by Son House · 14 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 29, 2012 | Bing West
    Our ambassador to Libya was killed in our own consulate in Benghazi on the night of September 11. For the next six weeks, President Obama repeated the same talking point: The morning after the attack, he ordered increased security in our embassies in the region. Suddenly, on the campaign trail in Denver on October 26, he changed his story. “The minute I found out what was happening . . . I gave the directive,” he said, “to make sure we are securing our personnel and doing whatever we need to do. I guarantee you everybody in the CIA and military...
  • Libya Is Debate's First Question -- And Question Left Unanswered

    10/23/2012 4:10:05 AM PDT · by Son House · 21 replies
    FoxNews ^ | October 23, 2012 | FoxNews
    But although moderator Bob Schieffer of CBS News raised the topic of the Sept. 11 attack in Libya in his first question onstage Monday in Boca Raton, Fla., Romney and then Obama instead responded by broadening the topic to Al Qaeda, the Arab Spring and the Middle East. Romney only mentioned Libya once, saying that the attack was carried out "apparently by, I think we know now, by terrorists of some kind against our people there." He went on to “congratulate (Obama) on taking out Usama bin Laden and going after the leadership in Al Qaeda. But we can’t kill...
  • Romney says Obama playing 'silly word games'

    10/20/2012 7:01:37 AM PDT · by Son House · 22 replies
    Syracuse.com ^ | Oct. 19, 2012 | AP Writers
    Republican Mitt Romney is accusing President Barack Obama of engaging in "petty attacks and silly word games" just 18 days before the election. Romney on Friday rallied a raucous crowd in Daytona Beach, Fla., saying Obama was running a small campaign. Earlier in the day, Obama joked that a case of "Romnesia" was preventing Romney from remembering his own policy positions. The Republican also accused Obama of having no second-term agenda. He dubbed Obama's bid, quote, "the incredible shrinking campaign." Romney campaigned with running mate Paul Ryan. A colorful crowd of thousands greeted them — Daytona Beach is hosting its...
  • Obama Accuses Romney of Trying to Sell Voters a ‘Sketchy Deal’ to Help the Wealthy

    10/19/2012 3:21:25 AM PDT · by Son House · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10-18-2012 | David Nakamura
    <p>“You’ve heard of the New Deal, the square deal, the fair deal. Mitt Romney’s trying to sell you a sketchy deal. You don’t need a sketchy deal,” Obama said. “The last time this sketchy deal was tried was when the previous administration made the same sales pitch.”</p>
  • How Would Candidates’ Tax Plans Affect Investors?

    10/15/2012 3:24:23 AM PDT · by Son House · 3 replies
    Telegram.com ^ | October 15, 2012 | Daniel Wagner
    With the outcome of next month’s presidential election increasingly hazy, here’s a shred of clarity that investors can cling to: The tax rates they pay on investment income such as stock profits and dividends are almost certain to change. Whether rates rise or fall could affect the prices of some dividend-paying stocks, experts say. Some, mainly Republicans, believe that lower rates would boost the economy and lift markets. Under the current system, people pay the government 15 percent on most dividends and capital gains, the profits from selling investments. Both candidates’ proposals would divide taxpayers into two categories: Those who...
  • Obama Has Right Plan For Economy, Says U.S. HHS Secretary Sebelius

    10/06/2012 9:37:10 AM PDT · by Son House · 17 replies
    Seacoastonline.com ^ | September 28, 2012 | Charles McMahon
    President Barack Obama wants to “rebuild the economy from the middle class out,” U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told a group of the president's supporters on Friday. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has a much different vision, she added. “I think the Romney-Ryan candidates believe very strongly that it's a 'you're-on-your-own-ship society,” she said. “They want to go back to the policies that almost crashed this economy.”Sebelius, who was speaking in a “personal capacity” on Friday, according to the campaign, visited the city to meet with volunteers at the local Obama for America campaign office. She gave...
  • True The Vote Announces New Finding Of Voter Fraud In OH, NY, FL, RI (Absentee Ballot)

    10/02/2012 6:06:00 PM PDT · by Son House · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | October 2, 2012 | True The Vote.org
    True The Vote found more than 19,000 Ohio voters claiming Florida mailing addresses, according to state records. More than 6,390 people hold registrations in both states. True The Vote identified 534 individuals allegedly casting ballots in both Ohio and Florida. Today 34 cases were turned over to federal and state authorities. “To his credit, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted has indicated he is taking steps to address the situation with respect to voter roll maintenance,” Engelbrecht said. “However, these findings are particularly troubling given Ohio’s wholesale approach to dispensing absentee ballots for all this year. ...The last thing we...
  • OBAMA & Medvedev CAUGHT ON MIC 'After My Election I Have More Flexibility'

    09/24/2012 3:29:39 AM PDT · by Son House · 20 replies
    Youtube ^ | Mar 27, 2012 | by 829speedy
    Obama "This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility" Medvedev "I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir"
  • White House Warns Planned Budget Cuts 'Deeply Destructive' To Military, Other Agencies

    09/15/2012 6:19:24 AM PDT · by Son House · 19 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | September 15, 2012 | Associated Press
    A new White House report issued Friday warns that $110 billion in across-the-board spending cuts at the start of the new year would be "deeply destructive" to the military and core government responsibilities like patrolling U.S. borders and air traffic control. ...The across-the-board cuts were devised as part of last summer's budget and debt deal between President Barack Obama and Capitol Hill Republicans. ...The report warns that the Pentagon faces cuts that "would result in a reduction in readiness of many nondeployed units, delays in investments in new equipment and facilities, cutbacks in equipment repairs, declines in military research and...
  • Fed Remains Dubious Of Economy As Investors Cheer Stimulus

    09/15/2012 5:23:16 AM PDT · by Son House · 20 replies
    San Diego Source ^ | September 15, 2012 | GEORGE CHAMBERLIN
    You just never know how the financial markets will react to the Federal Reserve and announcements from Chairman Ben Bernanke on monetary policy. Most of the time it is a big yawn bordering on disappointment, but this past week proved to be just the opposite.On Thursday the Fed’s Open Market Committee did what most observers had anticipated: opened up the money tap with another massive infusion of funds to, as the Fed statement suggests, “put downward pressure on long-term interest rates, support mortgage markets and help to make broader financial conditions more accommodative.”The committee agreed to increase policy accommodation by...
  • Decline of Middle Class Not Obama's Fault

    09/09/2012 1:15:24 PM PDT · by Son House · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | September 5, 2012 | LZ Granderson
    This is why Pew found that "85% of self-described middle-class adults say it is more difficult now than it was a decade ago for middle-class people to maintain their standard of living." We're working just as hard as in years past, but we're behind the 8-ball because for most of the country, wages are not even set to meet the cost of living. Indeed, some of us are closer to being poor than middle class and don't know it. The 2011 middle class median income started at $39,418 for a family of three. Yet Pew found some families making less...
  • DODD-FRANK: Still Wrong for America

    09/09/2012 11:31:57 AM PDT · by Son House · 6 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | July 18, 2012 | Heritage Foundation
    Hijacking the Financial Sector: The Dodd–Frank statute represents a regulatory hijacking of the financial sector, spanning 2,300 pages delineating at least 400 separate rulemakings by 11 federal agencies. Doesn’t Fix the Problem: Most of the provisions of the act have little or no connection to the financial crisis that provided the excuse for their creation. More Bailouts, Not Less: Dodd–Frank does not end bailouts to big banks. Under the act, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation is permitted to purchase the assets of a failing firm, guarantee the obligations of a failing firm, take a security interest in the assets of...
  • Two Huge Flaws in the Legend of the Clinton Economy

    09/08/2012 11:39:41 AM PDT · by Son House · 42 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | September 7, 2012 | J.D. Foster, Ph.D
    Two inescapable flaws mar the Clinton economic legend. One is conveniently papered over; the other conveniently forgotten. Even so, a flawed legend is better than the economic reality President Obama’s policies have produced, so it is no surprise the sitting President has outsourced his economic messaging to the former President.The first flaw, described here and here, is that President Clinton raised taxes and the economy boomed. The flaw in the narrative is it ignores the passage of time—four years, to be exact. The timeline matters. Clinton raised taxes in 1993 just as the economy was set to take off from...
  • Clinton Tax Hikes Slowed Growth

    09/08/2012 7:01:46 AM PDT · by Son House · 18 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | September 5, 2012 | Curtis Dubay
    President Obama argues that President Clinton’s economic record is proof that the current economy would grow if Congress passed the tax hikes he has long proposed. The American public should not fall for this misleading argument.The historical record is clear: The economy grew slower than it should have in the years after Clinton’s 1993 tax hike. The strong economic growth that is associated with his presidency occurred only after he agreed with Congress to cut taxes in his second term.President Obama’s cursory and errant analysis of recent history has serious implications for policymaking today. If Congress raises taxes based on...
  • Flashback 1999: Fannie Mae Eases Credit To Aid Mortgage Lending(Bailout-Bill Clinton's Real Legacy)

    09/06/2012 3:18:00 AM PDT · by Son House · 30 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 30, 1999 | STEVEN A. HOLMES
    The action, which will begin as a pilot program involving 24 banks in 15 markets -- including the New York metropolitan region -- will encourage those banks to extend home mortgages to individuals whose credit is generally not good enough to qualify for conventional loans. Fannie Mae officials say they hope to make it a nationwide program by next spring. Fannie Mae, the nation's biggest underwriter of home mortgages, has been under increasing pressure from the Clinton Administration to expand mortgage loans among low and moderate income people and felt pressure from stock holders to maintain its phenomenal growth in...
  • Obama Spews Idiocy to Students in Rambling Town Hall Appearance(Flashback April 2011)

    09/03/2012 1:28:35 PM PDT · by Son House · 3 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | April 19, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Obama, where was he? He was at the Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale. Let me just give you one sound bite of this. This audio sound bite number 24. I think we can squeeze this in just to set the stage 'cause there's more of this to come. OBAMA: This is not because we want to punish success. I suspect there are a bunch of young people in this gym that are gonna end up being wealthy, and that's good. RUSH: Yeah. OBAMA: But we are gonna have to ask everybody to sacrifice -- and if we're asking...
  • President Obama's Osawatomie Speech was a Marxist Attack on America

    09/03/2012 10:11:36 AM PDT · by Son House · 3 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | December 07, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Ah, you know, you people are so lucky. All you have to do is listen to this. I have to be the one to actually do it. And that's okay. This is Wednesday. Right. Okay. Pearl Harbor Day. A day that will live in infamy, absolutely right, Pearl Harbor Day. Of course yesterday was Pearl Harbor Day number two: The attack on the country by the president of the United States in that speech in Osawatomie, Kansas. As I promised yesterday, we have the audio sound bites from that speech. I've studied it. It's depressing to actually have the...
  • Translating Obama's Nonsensical Ramblings

    09/03/2012 9:13:12 AM PDT · by Son House · 8 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | July 10, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Obama said yesterday, "This election will be a test of the model that got us here." I don't know what that means. I don't think that makes any sense at all. I think they put it on the prompter or they put it on his notes and he goes out there and says this stuff. "This election will be a test of the model that got us here"? Now, I know what he's trying to say. He's got this notion that this is a campaign of the continuation of Bush, which is "what got us here." The Bush tax...